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Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve

the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is part of Kuala Lumpur , Old Kuala Lumpur .

Interesting places in Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve:
Hanging Bridge of Bukit Nanas Forest   Catholic Research Centre


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Petronas Tower

Petronas Tower
Made by antonello.fardella
Le Petronas Twin Towers, (o Torri Petronas), dette anche Menara Petronas per via del nome che porta la compagnia petrolifera che le ha costruite, sono due torri gemelle alte 452 metri, e costituiscono una delle più imponenti opere dell'ingegneria umana. Costruite a Kuala Lumpur dall'architetto argentino Cesar Pelli tra il 1995 e il 1998, sono diventate il simbolo del progresso economico della Malaysia. Possiedono 32.000 finestre. Gli edifici sono stati concepiti utilizzando la più avanzata tecnologia che ha permesso, fra l'altro, la realizzazione di un ponte (detto Skybridge) a 171 metri di altezza dal suolo che unisce i due edifici consentendo agli utenti del complesso di passare liberamente ed indifferentemente da una torre all'altra senza dover scendere al piano terra dell'edificio. La pianta di ogni torre è disegnata secondo uno schema geometrico comune nell'architettura di tradizione islamica. È composta di due quadrati (simbolo del mondo materiale) ruotati e sovrapposti a formare una stella iscritta in un cerchio (simbolo della diffusione della religione islamica). Questo particolare simbolo geometrico, molto usato nell'iconografia islamica, racchiude insieme anche i significati di unità, armonia, stabilità e razionalità. Il design esterno richiama la cultura propria del Paese, incorporando motivi malesi tratti dall'artigianato tradizionale, adattati al carattere iper-tecnologico dell'edificio. Le torri furono inaugurate nel marzo 1996. La Torre Uno è occupata dalla compagnia petrolifera statale Petronas, la Torre Due dalle compagnie associate, mentre lo spazio restante è stato affittato a varie multinazionali. Al livello inferiore, si trova il teatro da 864 posti Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, sede della Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, e un'ampia biblioteca sull'energia, sul petrolio e le industrie collegate. Le Torri Petronas hanno detenuto il primato di edifici più alti del mondo dal 1998 al 2004. Tuttavia questo primato è stato caratterizzato da polemiche e proteste per via della decisione da parte degli istituti internazionali di architettura di misurare l'altezza degli edifici comprendendo (nella misurazione) anche gli alti pinnacoli delle guglie, che fanno così lievitare artificialmente ed artificiosamente l'altezza delle torri permettendo a questi edifici di appena 88 piani di superare colossi ben più grandiosi come la Sears Tower e le Torri Gemelle di New York.

Menara Kuala Lumpur and Petronas Twin Towers, KL, Malaysia

Menara Kuala Lumpur and Petronas Twin Towers, KL, Malaysia
Made by eshare
The Kuala Lumpur Tower (officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur; referred later as KL Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was built in 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft), which currently makes it the fifth tallest tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 m (1,099 ft). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners a beautiful view of the city. Races are organised yearly where participants race up the stairs to the top. The Menara becomes as the Islamic falak observatory to look for the crescent moon. Menara Kuala Lumpur is the fifth tallest telecommunication tower in the world (after the CN Tower in Canada, the Ostankino Tower in Russia, the Oriental Pearl Tower in China, and the Borj-e Milad in Iran). Built to enhance the quality of telecommunication services and the clarity of broadcasting, Menara Kuala Lumpur represents the symbol of Kuala Lumpur. The structure is divided into 5 basic sections: 1. The foundation base houses 3 basement floors for safety purposes, storage and maintenance work. 2. The touristic building bears the administration office, souvenir shops and the 146 meters pedestrian mall with cascading pools. 3. The tower shaft comprises 22 levels with 4 elevators and flights of stairs with a total of 2,058 steps. 4. The tower head holds the public observation platform (276 m) and revolving restaurant as well as the telecommunication and broadcasting stations. 5. The antenna mast crowns the tower and is specially utilized for telecommunication and broadcasting transmissions. When constructing the Menara, the builders took special care to construct a retaining wall around a 100-year-old jelutong tree (Dyera costulata). The Menara was moved at a cost of RM430,000 to avoid harming the monumental tree, which is found near the pedestrian mall. Source: Wikipedia

legacy..is this it???

legacy..is this it???
Made by J316
Two true stories of love in a hate infested world: Benjamin was not alone when he was killed. One of my sons was with him, Benjamin Jr. He was only 12 years old and managed to escape. From behind a barrel he saw what they did to his father. He came running home to Soweto to tell me what had happened. Even though my husband had predicted what would happen I could not believe it had happened. My son Benjamin went to his room and wept and wept, all night. Then the Lord did something in the heart of my boy. He heard a wonderful voice, like his father had heard. His father had often told him, Benjamin, you must take my place to sing for the Lord if anything happens to me. Early the next morning I heard singing, coming from my son’s bedroom. At first it was a broken voice, but then, it became clearer and clearer. I could hear my boy sing to the Lord. He sang a verse from the Scripture, Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. I could hardly control myself. O Lord, make me like my children. Help me to forgive. My son and I have sung this wonderful song together ever since, in many meetings, in many countries, to many people who are hurt – and who need to forgive also. Father forgive us, because we too do not always know what we are doing. Grace Dube from South Africa. Her husband was stabbed to death, because he preached forgiveness and love. She continues to preach his message of forgiveness. The Long Road to forgiveness, by Kim Phuc [the naked girl in the photo after the napalm bombing]: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh3tskrAYuE&feature=related from the interview, Kim states: I hated everyone who was normal, because i was not. My hate was like a mountain..Napalm is very powerful, but faith, hope and love are much, more powerful.

Far from Yellow. Canna Indica, KLCC Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Far from Yellow. Canna Indica, KLCC Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Made by Rana Pipiens
Especially in the rainy season the Yellow Canna Indica - Indian Shot or Common Indian Reed - is exurberant here in the parks of Kuala Lumpur. As the Great Carolus Linnaeus writes (1750s), this plant comes originally from the Americas, to be sure, of course, from tropical and semi-tropical areas (parts of which also called 'the Indies', and hence its Latin name). English horticulturalists in the seventeenth century had already remarked that Canna needed 'stoves' (what we today call green- or hot houses) to survive northern winters. The name Indian Shot derives from the form of the seed pellets, which are so strong and hard they might be used in muskets or shotguns. Carolus Clusius (1526-1609), imperial gardener to Emperor Maximilian II at Vienna and afterwards Great Botanist of the Hortus Academicus of Leiden University in The Netherlands, writes that he saw these fabulous flowers in Spain and Portugal and that their seeds were used as rosary beeds because of their durability. The Yellow Canna was first described by the First English Botanist, John Parkinson (1567-1650), royal botanist to Charles I (1600-1649), ill-fated king of England, Scotland and Ireland. Parkinson waxed eloquent on this Canna. Charles I was convicted of treason by the English Parliament and sentenced to be beheaded. On January 30, 1649 - an extremely cold day - the King was led to the scaffold to meet his executioner and his fate. Under his black clothes he'd pulled on very thick warm underclothes. Afraid of shivering in the cold, he thought the crowd would then think he was shivering from fright. But no: manly he went to his death, Far from Yellow.

Th'Angelic Butterfly. Papilio demoleus malayanus (Lime Butterfly), Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Th'Angelic Butterfly. Papilio demoleus malayanus (Lime Butterfly), Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Made by Rana Pipiens
The night's dew was just evaporating from the Bougainvillea as I was walking to St John's this morning along the Jalan Raja Chulan skirting Bukit Nanas, the Rain Forest in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. This fresh-born Lime Butterfly brought to mind Dante Alighieri's famous lines in his Purgatorio. The mighty proud of heart are upbraided. In their strife for and defense of worldy power they've forgotten that their 'wormy' soul was 'Born to become the angelic butterfly / That flies defenseless to the Judgement Throne', or in the original: ''Non v'accorgete voi che noi siam vermi nati a formar l'angelica farfalla, che vola a la giustizia sanza schermi? This is Papilio demoleus malayanus, first described fully by another of my naturalist heroes, Alfred Russel Wallace, the author of The Malay Achipelago, in 1865. But I'm glad he didn't see this exquisite creature. He'd happily have netted it and it would no doubt have ended up on one of his collecting pins to be sold to an avid patron in England. On the other hand, this was the way he could finance his explorations. And we would have been the worse off without his scientific undertakings... Just a bit later in the pew in front of me was sitting a beautiful Chinese lady with a white blouse prettily embroidered with white butterflies. And on her left shoulder was a small and nicely painted Butterfly Tattoo.

KL Tower

KL Tower
Made by adamwood.co.nz
We flew in and out of Kuala Lumpur on our recent trip around South East Asia. I didn't go up the tower but shot this on my walk up to the base. The view was still pretty good from there. The Kuala Lumpur Tower (officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur; referred later as KL Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was finished in 1994. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft), which currently makes it the fifth tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 m (1,099 ft). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners a beautiful view of the city. Races are organised yearly where participants race up the stairs to the top. The tower also acts as the Islamic falak observatory to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Syawal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha. Wikipedia See more at Adam Wood / Photo

Brookiana Trogonoptera

Brookiana Trogonoptera
Made by antonello.fardella
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) is a distinctive black and electric-green birdwing butterfly from the rainforests in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Natuna and various small islands west of Sumatra (Banyak, Simeulue, Batu and Mentawai). The butterfly was named by the naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, after James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak. The wings of the male butterflies are black and each forewing has seven teeth-shaped electric-green markings (the smaller hindwings are also black with green markings). The head is bright red and the body is black with red markings. The wings of the female butterflies are browner with prominent white flashes at the tips of the forewings and at the base of the hindwings. Both genders resemble the more restricted relative, the Palawan Birdwing, but (among others) males of the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing have more green to the rearwings. The larval host plant is Aristolochia foveolata. Adults sip fruit juices and flower nectar. Rajah Brooke's Birdwing is a protected species, listed under Appendix II of CITES, meaning that international trade is restricted. The butterfly is the national butterfly of Malaysia.

In the Stillness of dusk...the crown of life

In the Stillness of dusk...the crown of life
Made by J316
STILL www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk8horRi3_E&feature=related What property do you possess? asked the tax assessor. I am a very wealthy man, replied the Christian. List your possessions, please, the assessor instructed. The Christian said: “First, I have everlasting life, John 3:16 Second, I have a mansion in heaven, John 14:2 Third, I have a perfect conscience & peace that passes all understanding, Philippians 4:7 Fourth, I have joy unspeakable, 1 Peter 1:8 Fifth, I have divine love which never fails, 1 Corinthians 13:8 Sixth, I have a faithful wife, Proverbs 31:10 Seventh, I have healthy, happy obedient children, Exodus 20:12 Eighth, I have true, loyal friends, Proverbs 18:24 Ninth, I have songs in the night, Psalms 42:8 Tenth, I have a crown of life, James 1:12 for a glimpse of reality:

Green Iguana

Green Iguana
Made by khozism
A Green Iguana at the animal and reptile park at the KL Meenara tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The green iguana or common iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana native to Central and South America. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay to as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands; and in the United States as feral populations in South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Hawaii, and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Source: Wikipedia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Made by Colin Roohan
You know those moments as a photographer when you see a subject and feel like a kid in a candy shop? This was one. We were doing some market hoping when we turned the corner and spotted this guy. Wow! A cigarette butt in one ear and a full fag in the other. I tried to get him to put the other cigarette back in his ear but he just kept giggling. Canon t50 Velvia 100

ooO

ooO
Made by Patrick Costello
I love looking down on the world. You can spot such interesting lines and patterns ;-) The Bukit Nanas Treatment Plant is the sole water supply treatment plant in Kuala Lumpur and only provides sufficient water for 98 square kilometres of the City Centre. Kuala Lumpur’s water supply requirement is supplemented by four treatment plants in Selangor.

Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Made by Colin Roohan
Durian. Ohhh durian, durian, durian. It smells, bad, neh horrible. If you can get past the smell your in for a real let down because it tastes just as bad. Malaysians serve it in all fashions as well; durian candy, durian tea, durian jelly, even durian by the sticky handful. Eat some on an empty stomach, that way you don't lose your meal.

Green snake

Green snake
Made by khozism
Common names: Wagler's pit viper, temple viper, temple pit viper Tropidolaemus wagleri is a venomous pitviper species native to southeast Asia. No subspecies are currently recognized. They are sometimes referred to as the temple vipers because of their abundance around the Temple of the Azure Cloud in Malaysia. (source: wikipedia)

Tall Tower

Tall Tower
Made by Patrick Costello
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was finished in 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421m, which currently makes it the second tallest freestanding tower in the world. Of course, we had to go up it :-)

Kuala Lumpur Tower

Kuala Lumpur Tower
Made by Floyd JD
Viewed right from the building entrance. Standing at 421metres, KL Tower is currently the sixth tallest communication tower in the world. The others being the Guangzhou Tower and Oriental Pearl Tower (China), CN Tower (Canada), the Ostankino Tower (Russia), and the Borje Milad (Iran)

The concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur

The concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur
Made by dazstudios
This ones from KL Tower, the journey there, was one of sweat, sweat and more sweat. Big mistake walking it, in the heat and humidity of Malaysia. Also by the time we got up there I had 5/6 shots left in my camera because of a low battery. Taken at dusk, just after the sun went down.

Kuala Lumpur Civic Center

Kuala Lumpur Civic Center
Made by WarzauWynn
This is the view of Kuala Lumpur Civic Center as seen from Menara Kuala Lumpur. The Petronas Twin Towers can be seen towards the left.

KL Tower

KL Tower
Made by Patrick Costello
A last look up at the KL Tower from its base. The roof of the pod is at 335m. The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners a panoramic view of the city.

Reach for the sky

Reach for the sky
Made by dtra
Taken from the observation deck at KL Tower, this panorama is stitched from eight pictures taken in landscape mode, you can see some dirt (or reflections) in the top right caused by the viewing glass, but overall, you get a general idea of the view.

Kuala Lumpur from KL Tower

Kuala Lumpur from KL Tower
Made by bigdani
Vistas de Kuala Lumpur, desde KL Tower. Rascacielos vistos desde arriba (excepto las Petronas) casi como la vista desde una avioneta. Views of Kuala Lumpur from KL Tower. Skycrapers top view (except the Petronas) almost like the view from a plane.



Nearest places of interest:

Catholic Research Centre
Menara AIA
Menara Kuala Lumpur
Trillions???
  Hanging Bridge of Bukit Nanas Forest
Bukit Nanas WTP
SMK Convent Bukit Nanas
6 CapSquare Residence

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